Anne Skoch creates skyline pattern accessories that simulate her classical style: Fashion Flash (photos, video)

Anne Skoch, 21, Mentor

Senior during Kent State University majoring in conform merchandising and entrepreneurship and a owners of Anne Cate handmade skyline conformation accessories company.


Anne Cate:

Anne Cate is my finished in America accessories boutique. When we was a sophomore in college we sewed some pillows for my dorm room. we festooned a Cleveland a New York skylines on them. People favourite them so we designed a fabric, had it printed, started offered on Etsy. we combined new skylines and we was featured on a inhabitant news shred filmed during WKYC that went to 48 cities in their network. It scaled my business 900 percent. We specialize in skyline conformation prints finished into zippered purses in several sizes, onesies and chuck pillows and offer over 60 skylines in a black and white pattern combined by me and sewn in Cleveland. we stitch about 50 percent of them myself and have only started operative with a internal tiny dais manufacturer that employs interloper women. They’re called Esperanza Threads. They’ve helped me scale up. Products can be found at and during The Direction, In The 216, The Fashion School Store in Kent, Ely Road Boutique in Akron. we also do internal art shows like a Cleveland Flea and I’ve finished shows in New York and Chicago. Items run from $10 to $35.


My mom has always sewn. She has her possess tiny business, as well. we schooled when we was little. we finished pillows and purses and by high school, we sewed some of my garments and my promenade dress. It was a artistic outlet. I’ve had an Etsy store given we was 13, we sole board purses and soldier tangle bracelets. we even did tradition spousal celebration purses. It kept me bustling and we warranted a tiny income. My passion is for formulating some-more than it is for fashion. we chose Kent State for a good conform propagandize and I’m means to pursue something we love.


I did an internship in New York City and we skip it yet being behind in Cleveland is great. Like so many immature people, I’m into all a hype here. we can means vital here and my family is here. The artistic village and a tiny business businessman resources are unequivocally strong. It’s a good place to grow a business.


I have a classic, elementary character with touches of trend formed items. I’m not super adorned and we like regressive silhouettes. we wear a lot of black and white with touches of color. we grown my character by school. we know what we like, what I’m gentle in and what we appreciate. we consider about investing in things that will final in my wardrobe. we demonstrate myself by my habit and fashion.


I’m a counterbalance since I’m formulating this business with a substructure of producing peculiarity equipment finished in America and via my studies during Kent State I’ve seen a misunderstanding that quick conform has combined in a industry. So, it’s good to see this trend of tiny businesses and mom and cocktail stores pulling a malls away. Like many millennials, we emporium small. I’m ardent about finished in America businesses. On a other hand, I’m also a bad college tyro so we still emporium as tiny as we can during stores like Macy’s, Loft, Ann Taylor, New York and Co. where we find some good business attire. As many as we try not to support quick fashion, we go to Forever 21 and HM to fill in with some trends and some basics. It’s what we can afford. we also preservation a lot. we like Village Discount in Cuyahoga Falls.


I’m ardent about and a partner of practice so when I’m not sewing and operative on Anne Cate, I’m headed out to try Cleveland or a new city. we like to try new things, new places, new food and restaurants. we also like to spend time with family and friends.


I’m unequivocally desirous by conform icons like Audrey Hepburn, Julia Roberts and Coco Chanel. we unequivocally honour those people with classic, superb styles. we aspire to be like them. we venerate simple, pleasing silhouettes and we also venerate Dior. we like a styles of a 1940s and ’50s.


I venerate Reese Witherspoon. She only combined a new conform line. It’s called Draper James. She’s worldly and her designs are classic.


I like many of a brands sole during Anthropologie. we also like Madewell and locally we like what Yellowcake Shop is doing. we can describe to brands like Ralph Lauren, J. Crew and Tommy Hilfiger who make garments for a All-American girl.


I’m unequivocally active. we like using and ice skating and things like that. we run about 10 miles a week and go to a gym a few times a week. Running is a good highlight relief.


I’m perplexing to reinterpret a trends in a uncomplicated way. we try to slick them down. You won’t see me in a cold shoulder trend. It’s only not for me. You also won’t find me in a propitious stuff. we cite A-line. we try not to get enthralled in a trend, we wish to demonstrate myself by conform and not worry about what anyone else thinks.


Find a things that agree we and make we feel gentle and confident. You tell your story by your fashion. Spend a few mins to collect out your outfit and put yourself together. It can make all a disproportion in how we perspective yourself and how we feel via a day.

Dream conform item:

I would buy a Chanel coupler in a boucle fabric with a tattered edges. In fact, we would get a whole suit.

Ideal selling companion:

Taylor Swift, we venerate her and her conform sense. we consider she’s regressive with a many singular style.

If we weren’t a tyro and tiny business owner, what would we be?

I would be a conform engineer formulating my possess line, a genuine code that would concede me to travel.

You can tell a lot about someone by:

By their smile.

What’s next:

Graduation and anticipating a pursuit in Cleveland in sequence to make some-more connectors and to learn more. we wish to continue to run my business on a side. It’s a partial of me. we would venerate to rise some-more accessories for a company. I’m operative on some-more singular motifs and charity classical capstone habit pieces and accessories that will reason adult and work in wardrobes for a prolonged time. Next year my idea is to work with a incomparable manufacturer, still finished in America and preferably finished in Cleveland. we need to furnish on a incomparable scale if we wish to get into wholesale. we also wish to get a pursuit in a business side of a attention after graduation. One day, I’ll be using my business full-time.

Cleveland is:

Cleveland is a biggest place to be for any immature millennial particular starting their life. It’s not on a margin of anything anymore, it IS something. Cleveland is innovative and youthful, urban, artistic and dirty and still sparkling with so many life.


Place on Earth: New York City.

Color: Pink.

Restaurant: The Lake House in Geneva on a Lake.

Salty or Sweet: Sweet.

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate.

Clothing store: Madewell and Ralph Lauren (even yet that’s a brand).

Makeup: Clinique.

Handbag brand: Fount, they’re finished in Cleveland.

Dogs or cats: Dogs.

Coffee or tea: Tea.

Can’t live without: Ice cream.

Your many changed thing: Besides my family, it’s my sewing machine.

Spirit Animal: Dolphins.

Morning chairman or night owl: Morning person.

Movie, TV or book: “27 Dresses”

Guilty pleasure: Curling adult and examination TV with Mitchell’s or East Coast Custard ice cream.

Junk food: Pizza.

Secret talents: Ice skating.

Music: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Bruno Mars are some of my favorites. we also venerate musicals and uncover tunes. we saw 12 Broadway shows in my 4 months vital in New York City.

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